The Ingenious Design of the Aluminum Beverage Can

The Ingenious Design of the Aluminum Beverage Can

Bill details the engineering choices underlying the design of a beverage can He explains why it is cylindrical, outlines the manufacturing steps needed to created the can, notes why the can narrows near it lid, show close ups of the double-seam that hold the lid on, and details the complex operation of the tab that opens the can.
☛ Links to additional videos:
Rexam: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dK1VVtja5c
How It’s Made: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7Y0zAzoggY
Anim1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WU_iSQa37aA
Anim2:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcsDxCagWrY
Drawing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF4v-phuneI
Redrawing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUAijpuzwCU

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20 Responses

  1. aharon vardi says:

    You’re drinking from a masterpiece.

  2. Dragos Puri says:

    Come on… It’s aluminium, not aluminum.

  3. quang khanh tran nguyen says:

    You’re drinking from a masterpiece.

  4. Bentworth Nigglebottom says:

    Am drinking from cylinder currently. Can confirm excellent design.

  5. Master Zebulon says:

    excellent!

  6. Andy Goody says:

    Isn’t the correct phrase “rectangular prism” and not “cubeoid”?

  7. DenisKomment says:

    how do they add soda in these cans?

  8. TelvanniGuard says:

    And now you know what the sharp end of your bottle opener is for.

  9. Andrea Borgia says:

    The Ingenious Design of the Aluminum Beverage Can

  10. Danny Duchamp says:

    Engineerguy, holy crap your videos are good. If I’d watched your videos as
    a kid I would be an engineer now.

  11. Miakoda Combies says:

    The part about how can tabs work was very interesting! I had no idea they
    vented by the rivet first, and then pushed the opening in to open the drink
    hole.

  12. Mamadou Basic says:

    Excellent video. A master presentation :).

  13. Alex S says:

    THAT”S AMAZING! I have those exact same folding tables!

  14. Linda Cowap says:

    You’re drinking from a masterpiece.

  15. Raumance says:

    I just woke up feel like shit and am angry this video is what I needed
    thanks engineerguy.

  16. Maximilian Montserrat says:

    The Ingenious Design of the Aluminum Beverage Can

  17. Othman Mahboub says:

    You’re drinking from a masterpiece.

  18. jimmjimm6699 says:

    You’ve just explained to me WAY more information then I needed to know…